Simon is a Partner in the commercial team who specialises in large scale outsourcing arrangements including logistics and warehousing, property and asset management, facilities management and soft services. His practice also encompasses agency and distribution arrangements (he is published on PLC in this area) and a range of other B2B contracting models. 

Simon leads the Commercial team's Logistics and Warehousing Team as well as leading Shoosmiths' Resource Solutions service which offers a range of outsourced managed legal services for in house legal teams together with market leading legal tech offerings such as Cia (the firm's AI powered contract review service) and Live Working (bespoke online hubs for clients).

Simon advises clients in a range of sectors including the retail, logistics, food, health and automotive sectors.

Recent work includes:

  • Advising Aramark, the Fortune 500 global professional services company, in relation to its £nine figure deal with Merlin group in respect of the first generation outsourcing of all of the food and beverage services at its UK and US theme parks.
  • Advising a major supermarket chain in relation to its £nine figure ground-breaking joint venture arrangements with a leading logistics provider relating to its UK warehousing.
  • Advising a high-end retailer in respect of its £eight figure first generation outsourcing of its central distribution centre to a major logistics provider.
  • Advising one of the UK’s largest logistics providers in relation to a renegotiation of its £eight figure deal with a major retailer.
  • Advising a leading manufacturer of high end sports and leisure footwear in relation to the renegotiation of its central distribution centre arrangements with a major logistics provider.
  • Advising a major food manufacturer in relation to its bespoke £multimillion cold storage facility agreement with a leading provider of cold storage facilities.
  • Advising a Global cosmetics manufacturer in relation to the consolidation of its UK wide distribution network into a major new UK distribution hub.

Simon has extensive experience of working closely with in house legal teams, having spent time on secondment with Aramark the Fortune 500 global professional services company, Informa the FTSE 100 publishing giant, Iron Mountain the global records company, and Cambridge University Press and having been seconded as acting head of legal for a major electronics company.

Simon spent the early part of his legal career specialising in Commercial Litigation and as such has extensive experience of commercial disputes including contractual arrangements that have been subject to inter-party and judicial scrutiny.


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